New Jersey Gaming News: Visiting A Post-Pandemic AC, NFL Draft, WSOP Moves To Fall

Written By Kim Yuhl on April 23, 2020 - Last Updated on September 17, 2020

As the calls for reopening the city become louder, New Jersey remains under lockdown orders. Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to update residents by the end of the week.

Of course, this means we have the gift of time on our hands. We have time to dream of a post-pandemic visit to our favorite gambling town Atlantic City.

We have time to brush up on our poker skills and join an online poker tournament or two.

And, we have time to ponder the exactly right first-round pick of each NFL team during the 2020 NFL Draft, which kicks off tonight.

Also, we had the time to gather headlines making NJ online gambling news this week.

Planning a trip to post-pandemic Atlantic City

With stay-at-home orders still in effect, daydreaming about all the places we will go when they are lifted is therapeutic. It provides an escape, even if it is imaginary and temporary.

The closure of Atlantic City casinos is having a tremendous economic impact on the city and the state.

The first order of business, once the casinos reopen, is to invite their customers back. The casinos are taking extra measures to ensure a safe environment for their employees and patrons.

There is a lot of information to consider before booking rooms and planning a trip to the Boardwalk:

  • Can I make reservations yet?
  • What NJ casino bonuses are available?
  • What safety measures does the casino have in place?

And even though stay-at-home orders are still in place, planning a future trip may be just what the doctor ordered.

So, we created a guide with everything you need to know before planning a trip to Atlantic City.

We will continue to update this article with the latest information as it becomes available, so bookmark it.

WSOP is postponed, putting spotlight on online poker

The inevitable postponement of the World Series of Poker came earlier this week. Even though it was expected, poker players around the world were still disappointed.

Even so, the news of a postponement instead of cancellation was welcomed. The logistics of moving the entire series to the fall will undoubtedly be a challenge, but the WSOP is committed to bringing the prestigious poker tournament to a global audience.

The WSOP also acknowledged official WSOP online events this summer, although details were scarce.

In the meantime, online poker in New Jersey is thriving. The WSOP.com Online Spring Championships are underway and crushing its guarantees. There are still over 40 events left to play.

The Online Spring Championships schedule and results are here.

On the board at NJ sportsbooks

New Jersey sportsbooks might not have the usual sports on the board, but there is still betting action available.

This week everyone is focusing on the NFL Draft. NFL betting is by far the most profitable sport for a book. And without the NHL, NBA and MLB on the board, the 2020 draft will likely see more action than usual.

Some sportsbooks are offering free-to-play NFL Draft contests to attract new and existing customers, including:

And for you Eagles fans, we take a look at some potential NFL Draft picks involving the Birds.

It might not be an actual sport, but we will take what we can get. The action kicks off tonight.

There are other futures and contests available to keep the NJ sports betting crowd occupied. For instance, DraftKings recently launched free MLB Dream Bracket Pools.

Keep checking your favorite online sportsbook app. More creative betting options will likely appear the longer we are staying at home.

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Kim Yuhl has been covering the US online gambling market since 2013. Her work is featured on various sites and covers sports betting, online casino gambling, and online poker. Kim is a full-time traveler and vlogger and is currently slow traveling to 60 countries. You can follow her travels at kimandway.com and on YouTube at kimandway.

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